Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil

Rabbi Steven Weil is Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union.

NY NCSY Basketball Tournament Tops 1,000

May 12, 2011, by

The fifth annual New York NCSY Community-Wide Basketball Tournament, held on Sunday, May 1, drew a crowd in excess of 1,000. The tournament featured both 5-on-5 and over 30 3-on-3 games held at gyms around the Five Towns, including HAFTR, SKA, DRS, Rambam, Life Fitness, and Lawrence High School. According to New York NCSY Regional Director Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, the […]

The Longest Month

May 12, 2011, by

NAIM – Yachad‘s North American Inclusion Month – may be long over, but its impact continues. Mr. Aaron Kinderlehrer Chair of the OU’s NJCD/Yachad Commission, recently traveled to Stamford, CT for a Shabbos “good will mission.” Mr. Kinderlehrer addressed a capacity crowd at Congregation Agudas Sholom on “Special Needs, Special People, Special Effects.” This sermon, about the OU, Yachad and […]

The Big News

May 5, 2011, by

Of course, the big news these days is the death of the rasha Osama bin Laden, ys”v. Nathan Diament, Director of the OU’s Institute for Public Affairs, was asked by the Washington Post to comment on the morality of rejoicing over such an occurrence. His thoughtful response can be read here

“Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews: Antisemitism in the Merchant of Venice”

May 5, 2011, by

“Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews: Antisemitism in the Merchant of Venice” May 05, 2011 Prior to Pesach, I participated in a panel entitled “Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews: Antisemitism in the Merchant of Venice” at The Museum of Jewish Heritage. Also participating in the discussion were Barry Edelstein, who has directed The Merchant of Venice at The Public […]

Team OU Staff Highlight

April 28, 2011, by

Anthony has been with the OU for 28 years, or as Anthony puts it, “more than 10,000 days.” His trip to the OU was an unusual one to say the least. Anthony started as a part-time envelope stuffer. (Back in the day, rather than use a mailing house, Anthony’s boss would bring the mail home […]

Pesach? There’s an App for That.

April 14, 2011, by

We are proud that the annual OU Guide to Passover – an indispensable component of Pesach preparation for thousands – went high-tech this year with the world premiere of the OU Passover App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This application, available from the Mac App Store, includes a complete list of all products approved […]

NCSY’s Project JUMP Challenge

April 14, 2011, by

Last week, I was privileged to serve as a judge for NCSY’s Project JUMP Challenge, alongside attorney Philip Rosen and renowned entrepreneur Ivanka Trump. Others in attendance included Rabbi Steven Burg, International Director of NCSY, and Esther Gerson, a world-renowned executive coach. The “Final Four” teams included the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC), Rambam Mesivta of Lawrence, Weinbaum Yeshiva High School of Florida, […]

What’s Behind the OU Symbol?

April 7, 2011, by

The 2011 issue of Behind the Union Symbol, the OU’s dynamic and informative trade magazine, is now available. This issue includes features on OUDirect, snacking kosher, the scent of India, and more. Kudos to Senior Rabbinic Coordinator Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, who serves as Vice President of Communications and Marketing for OU Kosher, and his staff. […]